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Linguine with pancetta and peas

Linguine With Pancetta and Peas

Grace
Super satisfyingly delicious!  This easy to prepare and budget friendly pasta dish will find its place on your table time and time again!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz linguine I used Skinner's
  • 1 cup frozen peas defrosted
  • 4 oz panetta (chopped) I used Volpi
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Thai chilis (minced) optional! Only if you like spice!
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • parmesan essential!

Instructions
 

  • Heat up olive oil in a large skillet on medium high
  • Heat up water for pasta.  
  • Add garlic and chilis (if using) and stir for approximately 1 minute
    Garlic chilis and oil
  • Add pancetta, and pan fry for around 4-5 minutes.  Stir frequently
    Chopped pancetta
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions. IMPORTANT - reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, taken just prior to draining the pasta. 
  • Turn heat down to medium and add peas.  Stir occasionally for around 2-3 minutes.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper and stir.  Keep on low until the pasta is ready.  
    Pancetta and peas
  • Just before the pasta is finished cooking, reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.  Drain the pasta once it is finished, and add the pasta to your skillet.  
  • Stir to incorporate all the ingredients, and then add the reserved cooking water, a little at a time, until your pasta is smooth and silky, and doesn't stick together. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

Notes

Sprinkle a generous amount of parmesan on top, and fresh pepper if desired.  Enjoy this savory and delectable pancetta pasta!